Impressive Industrial Design Concepts

Amazing portfolio display from industrial designer Emmanuel Laffon

What is Industrial Design

Industrial design is a combination of applied art and applied science, whereby the aesthetics, ergonomics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production. The role of an industrial designer is to create and execute design solutions towards problems of form, usability, physical ergonomics, marketing, brand development and sales.

The term “industrial design” is often attributed to the designer Joseph Claude Sinel in 1919 (although he himself denied it in later interviews) but the discipline predates that by at least a decade. Its origins lay in the industrialization of consumer products. For instance the Deutscher Werkbund, founded in 1907 and a precursor to the Bauhaus, was a state-sponsored effort to integrate traditional crafts and industrial mass-production techniques, to put Germany on a competitive footing with England and the United States.


Tell us what you think about industrial design and what you liked or disliked about this portfolio. I look forward to your thoughts.


  1. Can’t really argue with this as a great portfolio of work. I wonder if i should do an accompanying video for my portfolio?

    • Show your stuff Jared, I know you kick ass at industrial / mechanical design. Any input you have on the subject is well deserved and appreciated.

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